An MLB Broadcaster Has Been Diagnosed With Cancer Again


Jerry Remy, a former Boston Red Sox second baseman who is an analyst on the team's television broadcasts, has again been diagnosed with cancer, NESN said in a statement Tuesday.

This is Remy's sixth time battling cancer, as he had his last treatment from the fifth time back in January.

Jerry Remy's cancer has returned.

This is Remy's 31st season in the Red Sox broadcast booth.

Overall view of Fenway Park during a game between between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park May 5, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.

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"At this time, Jerry's focus is on his medical treatment", NESN said. That same year, the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association named him the Massachusetts Sportscaster of the Year.

Remy also missed time in 2013 due to another case of pneumonia, then took a leave of absence later that year after his son was charged with murder.

The Red Sox official account tweeted, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry".

He hit.275 in his 10-year major league career, including three years with the California Angels.

Remy, 65, was initially diagnosed with lung cancer in 2008.